Online Master of Science in Nursing Outcomes 

The MSN graduate will be able to:

  1. Integrate theory and research from biological, social, and nursing sciences and the humanities, into ethical interprofessional practice critically analyzing data to provide best outcomes for the population.
  2. Demonstrate leadership roles by implementing quality improvement initiatives with an interprofessional team.
  3. Evaluate the organizational structure, financing, marketing, and policy decisions that influence the quality of health care, the delivery of nursing education or health care administration with the interprofessional team.
  4. Apply clinical/educational investigative skills to improve health/educational outcomes.
  5. Use sound research information retrieved from technology systems to influence complex decision making to improve health care.
  6. Analyze ethical, legal, and social factors influencing policy development and then contribute to policy development.
  7. Critically examine the development and success of health care systems and educational systems that access and deliver the needs of culturally diverse populations, providers and other stakeholders.
  8. The student will participate and initiate servant leadership projects.
  9. The student will develop professional goals that reflect a life-long learning commitment and continued scholarship to the nursing profession (AACN, 2011).

In addition to the above shared outcomes, the FNP and A/E have individual outcomes.

Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Outcomes

The graduate will be able to:

  1. Safely, competently, and effectively function as an independent practitioner for a culturally diverse population.
  2. Demonstrate the highest level of accountability for professional practice.
  3. Practice independently managing previously diagnosed and undiagnosed patients.

Leadership/Education Specialty Outcomes

The graduate will be able to:

  1. Systematically evaluate the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing service administration.
  2. Demonstrate current knowledge relevant to administration of health care organizations, population problem, issues, or trends.
  3. Support research and its utilization in the delivery of health care.
  4. Provides consultation to influence change.
  5. Demonstrate competence in all aspects of developing, delivering, and evaluating quality educational experiences.

(Based on ANA Scope of Practice of Nurse Administration, draft, 2015; AACN, 2011, NLN Competencies for Nurse Educators, 2007).